Hairica Freak Show

September 23, 2017
September 23, 2017 Travis Dewitz

2017 Hairica Veteran’s Charity Event – Masonic Theater & Ballroom – Eau Claire, Wis.

Hairica, Doing Hair For America, was born when two local stylists and best friends came together with the idea of presenting an annual hair show with proceeds going to support military veterans. Coli Burke, military wife, and Amanda Jonas, granddaughter of a World War ll veteran, have always been very passionate about supporting their local veterans and active duty soldiers. Hairica serves as an outlet for displaying their creativity in the hair industry and gives the community a fantastic reason to come together and give back to a great cause. For 3 years, Amanda and Coli have donated proceeds from their event to the United States Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 21 of the Chippewa Valley. The girls also offer free haircuts to veterans and active duty soldiers on the first Monday of every month at their shop on Water Street in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Torch Sisters
DAV Chapter 21

travis dewitz pines portrait suit thumb web PhotographTravis Dewitz is a remarkable photographer in the Chippewa Valley. He is well known for photographing local sceneries, landmarks, venues, buildings and people in various and ingenious ways. Though you may not know him personally, his work provides a unique foundation of our local community and his photographs are unmistakable. Dewitz’s pictures are an impressive feat and preserve a moment; long after our travels are over, and our memories faded, photos are what remind us of the adventures we had and the connections to the people we met. Learn More About Him Here | Buy His Book Here

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Travis Dewitz

I. Love. Photography. I love it. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I constantly yearn to show life in a way that hasn’t been seen before, to bring images to people in a fresh and innovative way. My favorite focus in photography, my specialty I guess you would say, is Railroad Photography & Art. Something about the rumbling of these great, big, beautiful machines. The way they shake the earth beneath you as they rumble by, how they invade your chest and you can feel the rumble inside you. The plumes of heat on a hot day represented in a heat wave. Snaking through a western valley, void of trees or any other distracting element. Just the train, by itself, in it’s own inexplicable beauty and power. From the time I was a child, they have captured my imagination. I’ve recently gotten into portraiture a bit, and I want to bring some of my experiences with trains to that arena. To capture the power of a person, the sadness, loneliness, omniscience, pride, love, & carefree spirit in a way that hasn’t been done before. I want people to look at themselves in a photograph I have taken, and see a side of themselves that they think no one else has ever seen. Dewitz Photography is all about capturing a moment in a way that has never been seen before, capturing a beauty that some never knew was even there.